Canon 5D and 49mm abstracts

August 21, 2012

I am a big fan of blurry/abstract images. A while back, I picked up about 50-60 old 49mm filters and some old cameras from a friend of mine. When I was going through the filters, I found a few close up filters. I started to expirement with them. It's pretty cool what effect you can get with the filters without using Photoshop or a multiple exposure. These images were processed in Lightroom only. This is my first test and I'm pretty sure I want to try this effect on some abstract portraits. The teqnique is simple. I used a 50mm lens on a Canon 5D Mark III and then held the close up filter in front of the lens on the camera, then I moved it around until the image had the blur/abstract effect I wanted.